This Saturday, 29 September Wycombe District Council will be honouring local Olympians and Paralympians as well as the many local people from our district who played a part in making the London 2012 Games a huge worldwide success.
Local medallists and members of the Olympic and Paralympic teams will join local Games Makers and Torch Bearers on board an open top bus which will travel between Marlow and High Wycombe then return to Higginson Park in Marlow. (The bus route can be viewed here ) The parade will be followed by a civic reception.
Athletes Greg Searle, Katherine Grainger, Alex Danson, Ed McKeever, Craig Gibbons, John Worrall and Ian Rose have now confirmed places on board the bus which will also carry Torch Bearers Lauren Badger and Jasmine Boffin with their respective Olympic and Paralympic torches.
10am The bus will depart Marlow at and make its way into High Wycombe to a celebration point at Buckinghamshire New University’s iconic Gateway building.
10.30 – 11.15 The Olympians and Paralympians will be out and about meeting and greeting the public on the Gateway Concourse of Buckinghamshire New University. This part of the event is open for anyone to come and join the informal celebrations featuring face painting, sports displays and steel pan music from local group SV2G.
11.15 The bus will then leave Buckinghamshire New University and make its way via Wooburn Green and Bourne End back to Marlow where there is another opportunity for members of the public to meet and greet the athletes at the celebration point in Higginson Park.
12 noon The open-top bus carrying the athletes will arrive at Higginson Park and they will disembark here and enter Higginson Park through the main gate located at the corner of Pound Lane and High Street.
Games Makers and other volunteers will form a guard of honour to welcome the athletes from the bus, into the park and onto the Marlow FM stage.
1pm Wycombe District Council is hosting a civic reception in honour of the local Olympians, Paralympians and Games Makers at the Shelley Theatre.
Games Makers and other volunteers will form a guard of honour at the entrance to the Court Garden leisure complex to welcome the athletes into the Court Garden Leisure complex.
Wycombe District Council’s homecoming parade and celebration is being organised to give the public the chance to celebrate our local people who helped to make London 2012 such a success.
It’s an opportunity for everyone to come along and cheer and round off a great summer of sport by saying a very public and very local ‘thank you’ for the pleasure and inspiration given.